# 7 Completed up at bat is # 12


It’s done!!!!  This came in at the 11th hour.  I can’t believe I procrastinated on this one until the last minute.  Sorry no applique on this one.  Plan on putting fun quilting on it.  It will make a great sofa quilt and cuddle quilt for the kitties.    It was fun the see how all the scrappy fabrics would work together.  That’s always a challenge for me.  Visualizing the finished product.    I’m pleased with it.

Signed up for 5 k have to get out and gear up for it.

Onward now to # 12 which is a sampler with a center medallion that is specially quilted.  This was designed in 1987 with special hand quilting in mind.  I was not into machine quilting at that time.  The only people I knew playing around with machine quilting were Harriet Hargrove and Diane Gaudowski.  I can’t spell either of their names.  But they started out short arm quilting and I really admire their foresight.  The blocks are 16″ and I have this awful theme of blue and peach and green.  Keep in mind everything was mauve and blue at that time so I was trying to be different with peach and blue I guess.  I have 4 16″ blocks to make and sew them all together.  The kicker is I have only a hand drafted diagram of the quilt and not actual patterns.  In the classes if I remember correctly the pattern was passed around and we traced them onto our template material.  Yeah, mylar template material and hand traced  (no rotary cutter yet)  and hand cut out then machine sewn.  I had to rely on my pencil marks for seam allowances and I did not have 1/4″ presser foot yet.  So what a walk down memory lane on # 12.  I’ve got to figure out the blocks to make then draft my own blocks for 16″ size.  That’s okay,  it just means I’ll have one more empty tub!!!!!!

Also getting ready for AQS in Paducah, KY.  It’s a 5 hr drive for me.  Got my hotel room reserved, my tickets to the show arrived.  All I have to do is pack my bags and gas up the car!!!!  I am so looking forward to seeing the awe inspiring creations.  Can’t wait.

Will post new photos in a day or two.

See ya later.



About Sissy Malone

I've been actively sewing since Jr. High School. But specifically drawn to quilting since I was 17/18 years old. My grandmother was a quilter and I became fascinated with the process. I fell in love (awestruck) is a better word viewing applique quilts by Gladys Rashka at the Minnesota State Fair in the 70's. A love affair was born of applique quilts. I still machine piece, but am always drawn to applique. I took classes learning different techniques and also traveled to California and studied a whole week at Asilomar with Elly Sienkiewicz. Quilting is my passion. I am always open to learning a new technique but still rely on handwork. View all posts by Sissy Malone

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